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Phil Mickelson and Li Haotong Bring Their Star Power to Macao

(Macao, Oct. 17, 2019) – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that five-time Major Champion Phil Mickelson and rising star Li Haotong will be the company’s guests in Macao on October 21. The visit will be highlighted by a youth clinic conducted by the two golfers. The trip will be first visit to Macao for Mickelson, the World Golf Hall of Famer.

“We are excited to have Phil and Haotong in Macao and look forward to them interacting with our guests and the local community,” said Rob Goldstein, the company’s president and chief operating officer. “This is yet another opportunity to put a spotlight on Macao as a world-class leisure and business tourism destination. Phil Mickelson has a tremendous international following and Haotong’s popularity is only going to continue to rise, especially as he plays in events like the 2019 President’s Cup later this year. It will be great to have them both in Macao.”

“I’m honored to join Las Vegas Sands and especially excited to share my passion for golf with young athletes in Macao,” said Mickelson. “Golf has taught me so many lessons about the importance of sportsmanship, respect, and commitment, and I look forward to sharing those important values with the young people during my visit.”

“To stand beside one of my role models and a legend of the sport in Macao will be a special experience,” said Li. “As golf continues to grow in China I’m proud to be an ambassador for the sport. Golf has great potential to be liked and played by Chinese people. Here in Macao where East meets West, golf is a bridge to bring people of all ages and walks of life together.”

This event is just one example of Las Vegas Sands role in bringing world-class sporting events and professional athletes to Macao. Sands has demonstrated its commitment to increasing access to opportunities for young people in Macao through its partnerships with ambassadors like British football icon David Beckham.

Phil Mickelson has been playing professionally since 1992 and is a five-time major champion, which includes three Green Jackets and one title each at the PGA Championship and The Open Championship. He became a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012, and his 44 PGA TOUR victories rank ninth all time. Mickelson has been inside the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings for more than 25 consecutive years, the first player in the sport ever to do so. He has represented the United States in team events for 24 consecutive appearances, 12 consecutive times in the Presidents Cup and 12 consecutive Ryder Cups, all American records.